When you click on a link or type in a web address, the following sequence of events occurs in the backend | EP #7 Coding Talk Show Podcast

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2 min readJan 8, 2023

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What happens in the Backend When we click on a Link🔗 or Type Web🌐 Address?

When you click on a link or type in a web address, the following sequence of events occurs in the backend: DDSRY.com

  1. Your web browser sends a request to the server where the website is hosted. This request includes the URL of the webpage that you are trying to access.
  2. The server receives the request and looks up the IP address of the domain name specified in the URL. This process is known as DNS (Domain Name System) resolution.
  3. The server sends a response back to the web browser, which includes the HTML code for the webpage that you requested.
  4. The web browser receives the HTML code and renders the webpage on your screen. If the HTML code includes any links to other resources, such as images or stylesheets, the browser will send additional requests to the server to retrieve these resources.
  5. As you interact with the webpage, the browser may send additional requests to the server to load new content or perform other actions. For example, if you submit a form or make an AJAX request, the browser will send a request to the server with the relevant data.

Overall, when you click on a link or type in a web address, your web browser communicates with the server where the website is hosted to request and retrieve the content that you want to view.

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